Audi TT coupe
Price £29,810 - £40,310
- Stylish image
- Diesel is cheap to run
- Comfortable and fun to drive
- Expensive to buy
- Cramped back seats
- No four-wheel-drive diesel
At a glance
"The new Audi TT is more expensive than before, but offers more kit, reduced running costs and an even more upmarket interior than its predecessor."
The new Audi TT is a two-door, four-seat coupe designed to rival a wide range of cars – from the cheaper Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Scirocco right up to the top-end Porsche Cayman and BMW 4 Series. It's as stylish as ever, with a striking exterior and upmarket interior that its coupe rivals simply cannot match.
While it's not the last word in fun, the Audi TT is still great to drive, and will rack up miles in complete comfort should you need to do longer motorway trips. We recommend the brilliant TDI Ultra model in Sport trim, which matches rock-bottom running costs with eager performance and a comfortable ride. If fuel economy is less of a construct in your planning, the 2.0-litre TFSI S-Line S-Tronic with quattro four-wheel-drive is very fast in both a straight line or through corners, outshining the more expensive TTS, which has less palatable running costs for not a great deal more performance.
All TTs come with Audi's revolutionary Virtual Cockpit display, which allows the driver to switch the conventional speedometer and rev counter to stereo and telephone controls on a crystal-clear 12.3-inch screen. Leather seats, a DAB digital radio and climate control are standard, even on the basic Sport model. Standard safety kit is decent, and there's plenty more equipment that you can buy once you get to the options list.
Audi describes the TT as a 2+2 coupe, which means that the rear seats are impractical for anything other than very short journeys. They’re better used as a place to sling a couple of bags rather than your growing children. But then most people who buy a coupe like this aren’t looking for a practical family car.
The Audi TT coupe starts at just under £30,000 for the diesel-engined Ultra Sport model and climbs to over £32,000 for the petrol-engined S line version. Just under £3,000 adds quattro four-wheel drive and Audi's S tronic dual-cluth automatic gearbox.
The Ultra version of the Audi TT coupe will return more than 60mpg and costs just £20 a year to tax
The Audi TT coupe offers more driving fun than ever, but can still cover long distances in comfort
If you avoid the S line suspension, the Audi TT strikes a fine balance between comfort and driving fun
The rear seats in the Audi TT are only for occasional use, but fold them flat and there’s a decent boot
Based on the Volkswagen Golf, the new Audi TT uses a whole host of tried-and-tested parts